bus

1
[buhs]

noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.

verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.
to transport (pupils) to school by bus, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.

verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.

Nearby words

  1. buryat,
  2. buryat autonomous republic,
  3. buryat republic,
  4. burying beetle,
  5. burying ground,
  6. bus boy,
  7. bus lane,
  8. bus line,
  9. bus shelter,
  10. bus stop

Idioms

    throw under the bus. throw(def 57).

Origin of bus

1
1825–35; short for omnibus; (def 6) short for omnibus bar

Can be confusedbussed bust

bus

2
[buhs]

verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.

Origin of bus

2
First recorded in 1830–40; back formation from busboy

bus.

Mosbacher

[maws-bak-er, mos-]

noun

Emil, Jr.Bus, 1922–1997, U.S. yacht racer and government official.
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British Dictionary definitions for bus

bus

noun plural buses or busses

a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular routeMore formal name: omnibus Sometimes called: motorbus
short for trolleybus
(modifier) of or relating to a bus or busesa bus driver; a bus station
informal a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky
electronics computing short for busbar
the part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices
astronautics a platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes
miss the bus to miss an opportunity; be too late

verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed

to travel or transport by bus
mainly US and Canadian to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes

Word Origin for bus

C19: short for omnibus

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Word Origin and History for bus
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